Jacob Martin

Surface Miner

Miner Monday - Jacob Martin



What type of Miner are you? How long have you been mining and where are you currently mining?
Surface Miner. 7 months. Freeport McMoRan copper and gold, Safford arizona. 

Tell us about your mining journey:
I moved to arizona in march to join Freeport. I had limited mining experience before hand in Missouri where it’s all underground.

What led you to a mining career?
Getting tired of factory work and agriculture work.

How do you stay alert and keep safety top of mind?
Safety shares every day. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

What advice would you give a miner just starting out?
Bear with learning. Ask questions, even if you think they are dumb.

What makes or breaks a job's success from your experience?
Communication and cooperation. Learn your teammates, let your teammates learn you. Work together to achieve you goals!

Do you have any routine hacks, productivity hacks, or mindset hacks that make your job go better?

Never get complacent. Seek opportunities to find better ways of doing things. Cooperation and communication is key! The work is hard but many backs share the load better than just one.

What is one thing you wish more people would know about mining?
There isn’t as much gold as you’d think

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